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The no-good “no-good because”

There’s a way that I’ve seen folks discussing Peanuts projects over the past decade or so that I find a little irksome. They’ll see some bit of non-Schulz Peanuts somewhere, and consider it not to be good… which I have no problem with (I certainly feel that there are better …

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And some days, I just feel like posting the covers to a lot of Japanese Peanuts books

(Click through on any to order from Amazon Japan, if you can.)

Franklin

Franklin stars in…

I just got my author’s copies of issue 16 of the Peanuts comic book, published by Kaboom! My contribution is a mere three pager, but I am quite happy with what Robert Pope did with the art (and Lisa Moore’s colors are quite kickin’!) This should be landing in your …

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Dutch gold

  I’m tempted to get this upcoming Dutch Golden Book, despite having to pay for shipping from England. It has that certain charm.

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What am I going to do with two Women’s Worlds?

I don’t yet have every Peanuts book, not even within the parameters of US non-coloring books. I know I have some holes in the Hallmark collection; they put out a lot of little hardcovers meant to be used as greeting cards and small gifts during the 1970s, and I suspect …

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Preview of Peanuts 15

ComicVine has up a preview of issue 15 of the Kaboom! Peanuts comic, which hits better comic book stores next Wednesday. I’ve got two stories in this issue, although they aren’t part of the preview. Tell your stock car-loving friends to pick this one up, as the lead story is… …

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Four decade old Christmas wishes

Today, the mailman brought another addition to the AAUGH.com reference library, 1973’s Wishing You A Very Merry Christmas!!. This is basically a hardcover greeting card made up of 11 two-page spreads (for you book formatting nerds, yes, they used the endpapers to achieve this), telling a little tale of Charlie …

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Cartoon Dogfight!

If you’re in the insurance business, and want to battle against MetLife and their vast success with a popular cartoon dog, how do you go toe-to-toe with them? That’s right, license your own cartoon dog, one with a similar name, and launch your own ad! (And yes, this ad that …

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The Making of Great Pumpkin Returns

Having rereleased the Lee Mendelson book on the making of A Charlie Brown Christmas, It Books is following up by rereleasing his book on the making of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. This hardcover is due out in September with a list price of $19.99, preorderable at a discount.

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The Peanuts year a-comin’

First off, I hope that everyone had a happy and safe News Year’s Eve celebration, and that this fresh year is bringing you good things. (And because I had fun putting it together this year, I’ll point you to my own video holiday card/personal year in review.) So what do …